Crop Conditions

In Lafayette, fruit crops are progressing normally. Strawberry harvest is winding down and quite of bit of leaf spot is showing up. We have our first ripe fruit on summer red raspberries. All brambles are showing signs of freeze damage from the mid-March event. Weak and collapsing fruiting laterals are common. Grapes are from late bloom to buckshot berries, depending on variety. We have the normal amount of 2,4-D damage this year, but also weather related poor pollination on several varieties. In apples, June drop is complete and fruit are 1 to 2 inch diameter. Peaches are also sizing nicely. Sweet cherries are almost ready for harvest.

 

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